Bug 223111 - x11/xorg: Please include the xf86-video-vmware and the xf86-input-vmmouse ports in x11/xorg
Summary: x11/xorg: Please include the xf86-video-vmware and the xf86-input-vmmouse por...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-x11 mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-19 12:00 UTC by Thomas Hellström
Modified: 2018-01-12 22:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (x11)


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Thomas Hellström 2017-10-19 12:00:33 UTC
The xf86-video-vmware- and xf86-input-vmmouse packages / ports enable VMware users to automatically have a functional desktop when installing the xorg package.

The xf86-video-vmware driver is one of the hardcoded Xserver drivers that are tried at Xserver start, and it backs off if not run on a VMware platform.

Autodetection support for vmmouse+devd has just been filed as a bug. Meanwhile there should be no harm in including it in the Xorg port.


Thomas Hellström
Comment 1 Niclas Zeising freebsd_committer 2018-01-12 22:36:41 UTC

Almost no drivers are included in the default install of x11-drivers, see list below.

    kbd_drv.so : x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard
    mouse_drv.so : x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse
    scfb_drv.so : x11-drivers/xf86-video-scfb
    vesa_drv.so : x11-drivers/xf86-video-vesa

I'm not sure I want to include this driver, since it's easy to install separately, and adding it would clutter up installs for all non VMWare use cases.  I have to think this over some.